Nothing sounds quite so nice after a long week than wrapping up in a blanket and turning on your favorite Netflix show. But sometimes, you might find yourself scrolling through every option and unable to decide on what to watch. We’re here to help you out in that moment with 10 Netflix shows to watch this weekend, including some of our very favorites!
1. Stranger Things
If you haven’t seen Stranger Things yet, what are you waiting for? You’ll immediately be sucked in by the suspenseful story, relatable characters, and the twists and turns will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Nicole says: “Loved the suspense, fun characters, and that it is set in my favorite decade–the 80’s. The music is my favorite part of the show.”
2. The Great British Baking Show
On the hunt for a feel-good, relaxing show? Look no further. The Great British Baking Show is the complete opposite of your average American cooking show: the contestants are nice to each other, the hosts are quirky and fun, and you may not have heard of a lot of the dishes. It’s truly a treat – you may never want to watch Master Chef again.
Alacia says: “It is just the sweetest and so different from American baking shows. Everyone really wants to see each other succeed and I love that! It also makes me feel like I could bake anything! I love the tent they bake in, too, it’s gorgeous!”
3. New Girl
You’ll find yourself laughing out loud quite often with this one. It centers around Jess (played by Zooey Deschanel), who moves into a loft apartment with three men after a breakup. Each character is a little off-the-wall in his or her own way, and you’ll fall in love with each one.
McKenzie T says: “The comedy is spot-on and relatable. I watch almost everyday even though I’ve seen it a million times.”
4. White Collar
This one is for you if you love crime and detective television. An imprisoned con-artist is offered a deal by the FBI: help them apprehend white collar criminals as part of a work-release program. Not only are the cases riveting, but the side plots are just as good.
Colette says: “Interesting stories, fascinating crime solving and enough personal drama to keep you hitting the play-next button.”
5. Gilmore Girls
Gilmore Girls is a true classic, so if you haven’t seen it before, now is the time. The show centers around Lorelai and Rory Gilmore, an endearing mother-daughter team, who must learn to get along with Lorelai’s parents. Soon, you’ll find yourself wanting to move to Stars Hollow!
McKenzie J says: “You really can’t go wrong with Gilmore Girls. The relatable story of mom and daughter seriously has me wanting to be best friends with every character in this show. I love how the characters are witty, realistic, and down to earth. I’ve probably gone through all 7 season at least 10 times.”
6. Worst Cooks in America
It’s not necessarily a compliment to be one of the recruits on this show, but by the end, the worst cooks in America have learned the skills they need to cook a three course restaurant quality meal. In typical reality TV fashion, contestants are eliminated each week until the best cook comes out on top.
Jennifer says: “I love how this show illustrates that we can all learn new things with guidance and desire!”
7. The Series of Unfortunate Events
If you loved these books as a kid, you’ll love the series even more. Each book spans two hour-long episodes, following the three Baudelaire children as they have terrible luck – but also moments of hope as well.
Shannon says: “I loved how they modernized this show to appeal to adults and those of us who grew up with the books. Neil Patrick Harris is incredible as Count Olaf – I loved every second. And it’s much better than the movie.”
8. Father Brown
Set in the mid 1950s, this show depicts Father Brown, a priest at a local Catholic church who solves murder cases. He has a little bit of a rivalry with a bumbling police officer who often arrests the wrong person, and the time period often presents unique situations as well.
Colette says: “Set in England, and you’ve got me already – their humor! Add an unlikely sleuth, interesting characters, lively scenery and a little mystery solving; it makes for a great mellow, binge-worthy show.”
9. Fuller House
You might recognize some of these characters from the 90’s sitcom Full House! As an adult, D.J. Tanner-Fuller is recently widowed and must raise her three sons on her own. Her childhood friend Kimmy and her sister Stephanie step in to help.
Alacia says: “As cheesy as it is, I love seeing how my favorite characters from when I was a kid have grown up!”
10. Call the Midwife
Another show set in 1950s England, this one follows the adventures of nuns, nurses and midwives as they provide in home care to women and families. In East End London, many of their patients are desperately poor and in need of help to bring their babies safely into the world.
Nicole says: “I love the combination of humor and drama, the great character development, and the compassion and love that the midwives share for all of their patients.”
Have you seen any of these shows? What are your favorites on Netflix? Leave a comment and let us know!
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